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Today is an awesome day! It's the 1.3 Prerelease!!!!

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Hey Guys,
Today is an awesome day! It's the 1.3 Prerelease!!!!
Check out the video contest we are doing and create your own Minecraft 1.3 commercial.

Yours could be featured on the Mojang YouTube channel!
Can't wait to see the amazingness you create!

It's finally time for Minecraft 1.3! As the norm is these days, we prepare the community and server providers with a prerelease. The official release date is August 1, so that's when everybody will get the update in the launcher.
Here's a brief collection of all the changes made since Minecraft 1.2.5:

  • The game now runs an internal server in single-player mode
  • The single-player server can be shared on LAN, with LAN server detection
  • Made it possible to use client-side commands by enabling cheats (this is defaulted as disabled for old worlds)
  • Added an optional “bonus chest” to get started quicker
  • It’s now possible to trade with villagers. Added emeralds as a currency
  • You gain enchantment orbs from other tasks than just destroying monsters. Max enchantment level has been decreased to 30
  • Servers can automatically suggest and distribute texture packs
  • Added new world map elements (does not need a new map, but they'll only appear in new areas)
  • Added cocoa beans
  • Added an Ender chest
  • Added tripwire
  • Stairs and levers can be placed up-side-down
  • Wooden logs can be placed sideways
  • More detailed change log here: Reddit.com

Get the prerelease here:


If you haven't downloaded Minecraft you can grab it here: www.minecraft.net/download
Please note that the minecraft.jar doesn't need to be extracted or unpacked in any way, you simply replace the minecraft.jar file that is located in the “.minecraft/bin” folder.
Have a great week!
-Lydia (with some help from Jeb)

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23

Hm, will have to check it out, sounds like some nice features that have been added (some that should have been in the game ages ago, as well).

On another note...
Sure wondering when they'll release an optimization update.

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masterchief396
masterchief396

This one is supposed to optimize the game as well, check the wiki for the full release with 1.3

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TheShadowMG
TheShadowMG

"The game now runs an internal server in single-player mode"
I dont like that feature at all, since hitting enemies and destroying blocks "lags" a bit

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Kisaraji
Kisaraji

Really? It only happens with servers with at least 200 ping for me. I tested and it worked fine.

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timstro59
timstro59

work fine for me too, and I play on a cheap $400 laptop.

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TheShadowMG
TheShadowMG

Strange...

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